Summary: Excellent Build Quality Plenty of SATA, USB ports Stable overclock I've owned this for about 2 weeks. It has not had a single crash, all ports are working correctly without malfunction. My 3570k is currently sitting at 4.0 GHZ with a hyper 212 evo. Idles around 30 degrees, load barely reaches 60 degrees.
Pros: Excellent Build Quality, Plenty of SATA, USB ports, Stable overclock
Summary: Great board to work with. Has just about any connection you could want, with an ivy bridge CPU it'll handle 3 way crossfire or SLI. Has an mSATA port so you can install a boot drive SSD. The heatsinks around the board will help keep the board cool when it's OC'd as long as you have a well ventilated case. most components are spaced very well, and this next complaint is partially my fault as well.
Pros: pretty, stable, plenty of passive cooling, easy to OC, plethora of bells and whistles.board is well spaced for the most part.
Cons: Bit too pricey, ram could be a teensy bit further from the CPU socket.
Summary: The is a nice board. Setup was relatively painless with the UEFI bios with the exception that my TT eSports keyboard would not work with the supplied F5 Bios or Gigabyte's newest official F8 Bios. I had to flash to a Beta F9 Bios for it to work. The dual Bios with switch is a really nice feature. Also the onboard CMOS clear, reset and power buttons are great during install.
Pros: Good price., Feature rich., Quality built.
Cons: Not enough USB 2.0 headers onboard and not enough USB ports on the back panel.
Summary: This is a very feature rich board, at similar price points, it offers a more complete feature set. Displayport supporting 2560x1440 resolution with a I7-2600K was a must for me, this was the cheapest board which offered displayport, e-sata, and a wealth of USB 3 ports. Overclocking is good, although the dynamic vcore options are not up to the flexibility of EVGA. Took me a while to play around with the LLC options before I found a good level for 24/7 use.
Pros: Features!!, -Displayport, -Esata, -10 USB 3.0!!, -Lots of SATA 3 and e-sata ports, -Intel LAN, Excellent cooling design, stays cool without any fans even under heavy overclocking.
Cons: -the UEFI bios is still not up to the standards set by Asus, -Voltage controls aren't as extensive as the EVGA P55 board I'm used to
Seems very sturdy and offers lots of connectivity.
5 April 2013
Summary: First off I've never bought a Motherboard before, but chose this motherboard based on reviews from around the net. I bought it for a machine for gaming and making music. Fitting everything was really easy and screw holes lined up perfectly with my case. Everything seemed to work straight away and I didn't Ned to send anything back.
Summary: Great board, it includes many features that are only found in >$200 boards. MemoryExpress doing price matching and beating the price by 25% made the deal even better. The only issues with the board were just design choices which could be better, but nothing that's a deal breaker. If you're willing to spend >$150 but don't want to break the bank and pay lots of money for one, there is no better Z77 board out there.
Pros: Tons of USB 3.0 ports and has a lot of VRM heatsinks which is great for overclocking. This board is very forward thinking, it has many PCIe x1 slots, and 1 PCI slot (PCI bus shares bandwidth with onboard Firewire 400 controller). PCI slot is great for people like me with a PCI sound card which is still the slot most sound cards use still. LucidLogix VirtuMVP actually turned out quite useful, I use it everyday. The new UEFI interface is pretty good. Dual gigabit LAN on...
Cons: Poor DVI/VGA slot placement for the onboard graphics ports, why is it on top of all the other ports? Would be better if the USB slots are up there! Including a hybrid PS/2 keyboard/mouse port would be useful especially those gamers that need NRKO keyboards. Swapping the positions of the internal USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 headers would be nice. They should have included 2 Intel or 2 Atheros NICs and not mix them, this makes it harder to team the NICs together and have them w...
Excerpt: Бета-биосы F15 и F16 видно что пилятся под Win8 (появился пункт про это в настройках, при загрузке винды остаются логотипы Gigabyte, только под ними кружок загрузки, в итоге нет лишних переключений видеорежимов и все очень быстр стартует в UEFI режиме, также есть Secure Boot, полностью отключаемый, если надо). А теперь о плохом: разгон. На бетабиосах F15 и F16 он сломан - напряжение на проц максимум 1,4В подается, какие опции не крути.
Pros: Обилие разъемов (все видевыходы, Intel'овая сетевушка(!!!), куча USB и 3.0 в том числе, правда большая часть - через хабы)
Cons: BIOS, PCI-E X1 все рядом с видяхой, в итоге звуковушка греется от карты и ей охлаждаться мешает
Excerpt: Желательно БИОС обновить перед эксплуатацией до F14. Впрочем,что я и сделал.Не понимаю некоторые предыдущие отзывы,на плате всё работает на Ура. Пользуюсь Marvell,eSATA,ни каких проблем не возникло,видимо товарищи что-то не правильно делают))) Особенно порадовал отзыв про Кулер и Напильник...
Pros: Качество,Производительность,Надёжность.Впрочем как всегда Gigabyte на коне!!!